People & Population

Arizona Boosts Protections From Extreme Heat After 100s Died Last Summer

"Arizona’s new heat officer said Friday that he is working with local governments and nonprofit groups to open more cooling centers and ensure homes have working air conditioners this summer in a more unified effort to prevent another ghastly toll of heat-related deaths, which topped 900 statewide last year."

Source: AP, 05/06/2024

"Appalachia’s Recreation Industry Faces Climate Change Challenges"

"The impacts of climate change are steadily and exponentially being felt here in Appalachia just as they have across the globe, and environmental activists, scientists and outdoor enthusiasts alike find themselves in a race to counter the climate curve in the region."

Source: 100 Days in Appalachia, 04/29/2024

Climate Crisis Makes for Real Fashion Emergency

Fast fashion’s lack of sustainability has long been the subject of news media coverage. But now the realities of climate change mean that fashion reporting must be reimagined to include the lived environmental and human rights realities of workers making what we wear, writes contributor Yessenia Funes in the new Voices of Environmental Justice column. Ideas and resources for getting past simplistic fashion industry narratives.

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April 25, 2024

Working 9 to 5: How to Turn Your Job Into a Force for Climate Action

Join Project Drawdown to explore how the workplace is the perfect place for climate solutions and how every employee in every job function has a role to play in creating change and connecting their job to climate action. 1:00 p.m. ET.

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